Geshe Thubten Sherab was born in a small village in the the western part of Nepal. He entered Kopan Monastery at the age of nine and completed his Geshe studies at the famous Sera Je monastery in South India, followed by a year at Gyumed Tantric College.
Since then, Geshe Sherab served the Foundation for Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in several roles, including Head Master of Kopan Monastery’s school, Director of the FPMT Board and Head Master of the Kopan Monastery. Currently Geshe Sherab is the resident teacher in the Thubten Norbu Ling FPMT Center in New Mexico, USA and also spends much of his time touring the world and teaching.
Geshe-la has a unique gift of presenting often complex Buddhist topics in a simple, warm and accessible manner. He has much experience with Western students, which helps him to explain Dharma to us in a practical and applicable way.